|Enmanuel Valdez Drives Much-Needed Lift For Red Sox Lineup. The Boston Red Sox quickly fell behind 7-0 on Tuesday night to the Tampa Bay Rays and badly needed an offensive spark. Infielder Enmanuel Valdez more than stepped up at the plate to help his club climb back into the contest. Facing Tampa Bay starter Zach Eflin, Valdez launched a three-run home run to right field to cut the deficit to four in the bottom of the fifth inning. “Trying not to get too big with him and trying to stay up the middle,” Valdez said through a translator regarding his approach at the plate, as seen on NESN's postgame coverage.
|Red Sox Notes: Effort 'Not Enough' To Complete Comeback Vs. Orioles. The Baltimore Orioles held on to win a crazy game over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday night. It was the first time in franchise history that the Red Sox recorded 23 hits in a nine-inning game and lost. After recording two runs in the final frame, Enmanuel Valdez stepped up to the plate with the speedy Trevor Story 90 feet from tying the game and Wilyer Abreu on first for the go-ahead run. Unfortunately for Boston, Valdez flied out to left securing the win for Baltimore.